Mind the Tech 2019
Ready for Takeoff: These Startups Are Going to London
The first group of startups selected to participate in Calcalist's upcoming Mind the Tech Conference in London revealed
In September, Calcalist will host its third annual innovation and technology conference Mind the Tech in London. Investors, entrepreneurs, and executives from the U.K. and Israel will take part in the three-day conference, held in collaboration with KPMG and shared office venture Labs. The event will include a series of lectures and talks on innovation, technologies, business ties with Israel, and investment opportunities.For more information on the conference and registration, click here.
As part of the event, Calcalist will lead a delegation of selected Israeli startups that will showcase their technologies and meet with local investors and strategic partners in European and U.K.-based corporations.Israeli startups from the fields of retail and e-commerce, fintech, artificial intelligence and big data, smart mobility, and autonomous entertainment, are welcomed to apply at London@calcalist.co.il.
Below are 10 startups selected to take part in the event.
Founders: Yoav Schreiber, Yaron Gueta, Hanan Blumstein
Investors: Updata Management LLC, CreditEase Israel Innovation Fund (CEIIF), US Israel Gefen Capital Management Ltd., Ibex Investors (incorporated as Lazarus Israel Opportunities Fund LLLP)
Funding to date: $32.5 million
Customer analytics startup Glassbox Digital UK Ltd. offers technology that collects data and provides analytics and insights pertaining to customer behavior across digital platforms and mobile applications. Glassbox's system is designed to optimize web and mobile customer experiences, identify IT performance issues, and provide real-time customer support.
Founders: Nati Hazut, Aviv Gabay
Investors: Glilot Capital Partners, Saban Ventures
Funding to date: $4 million
Cybersecurity startup Polyrize Security Ltd. offers cybersecurity software that automates identification and authorization security processes across native and non-native cloud environments.
Founders: Omri Iluz, Ophir Ashkenazi, Ido Safruti
Investors: Scale Venture Partners, Adams Street Partners, Canaan Partners, Vertex Ventures, Data Collective
Funding to date: $78 millionSan Mateo, California-headquartered information security startup PerimeterX Inc.develops a system that identifies and blocks malicious bots to prevent the spread of fake news and phishing and fraud attempts.
Founders: Alon Kaufman, Shafi Goldwasser, Rina Shainski, Kurt Rohloff, Vinod Vaikuntanathan
Funding to date: $5 millionEncrypted data collaboration startup Duality Technologies Inc. develops technologies that enable sensitive content to be analyzed and shared by partners while encrypted, without jeopardizing data privacy or proprietary information.
Founders: Sivan Rauscher, Eilon Lotem, Shmuel Chafets
Investors: Intel Capital, ADT Security Services, Blumberg Capital, NightDragon Security
Funding to date: $14 millionTel Aviv-based cybersecurity company Securing SAM Ltd. develops software that protects networks and smart internet-of-things (IoT) devices to provide a global security solution for all of the user's devices.
Founder: Ronen Luzon
Investors: Private investors
Funding to date: $18.5 million / NASDAQBased in central Israel, My Size Inc. develops sensor-based technology as well as apps that measure distance and volume through a mobile device to provide measurements for the fashion, retail, home improvement, and delivery sectors.
Founders: Nanomedic is a spin-off of medtech company Nicast Ltd.
Investors: OurCrowd, private investors
Funding to date: $3.1 million, according to PitchbookLod, Israel-based Nanomedic Technologies Ltd. develops and manufactures on-the-spot electrospun medical products. The company's signature product, a nanospun artificial layer of skin, aims to potentially replace the vast majority of traditional bandages. The transient fake skin can be combined with antibacterial creams, antibiotics, cannabinoids, hydrogel, and silicons, depending on the patient's needs. The temporary and transparent skin layer that Nanomedic generates is applied without actually touching the damaged skin, and peels off on its own once the patient's skin tissue is regenerated.
Founders: Eddy Bobritsky, Erez Breiman, Omri Segev Moyal
Investors: Amplify Partners, StageOne
Funding to date: $11.5 millionPetah Tikva-based Minerva Labs Ltd. is an endpoint security startup that protects enterprises from attacks. The company's anti-evasion technology blocks threats that circumvent antivirus and other baseline protections by deceiving the malware and controlling how it perceives its environment. Minerva's technology enables organizations and companies to block access to critical assets such as ATMs, gas pumps, or cash registers by hiding them, thus preventing them from being compromised as they cannot be seen or accessed.
Founders: Eyal Benishti
Investors: RDC, K1 Investment Management
Funding to date: $23 millionTel Aviv-based anti-phishing company IronScales Ltd. provides automated phishing prevention, detection, and response services for emails.
Founders: Dor Abuhasira, Raviv Raz, Sagi Blonder, Ariel Avitan
Investors: Hyundai Motor Company, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), NHN, Emerge, Spider Capital, R&r Venture Partners
Funding to date: $27.5 millionAutonomous drone developer Percepto, incorporated as Vision Cortex Ltd., develops computer vision and automation software for on-site drone systems. The company's drone launches from a charging box and operates autonomously, performing a number of security, safety, and inspection tasks for large industrial sites. The drone also collects aerial video and snapshots, transmitting data to personnel on the ground in real-time.
Founder: Yair Cleper
Investors: Bizerba, private investors
Funding to date: unknown
SuperSmart Ltd. develops an application that enables supermarket customers to automatically checkout their cart. The company develops an interactive shopping application that provides customers with adaptive sales promotion and also helps them keep track of their cart's total cost. Customers download the company's app and scan their products on the app, paying digitally through the app instead of waiting in line to checkout.